COMPLETE 24 WEEKS
FORRÓ ONLINE COURSE
FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
Learn a vast repertoire of forró steps and variations.
Develop your dance technique and style.
Explore your musicality.
All levels welcomed.*
Focus on the individual. No partner needed.
For leaders and followers.
Participants have access to:
24 double classes recorded live (more than 35 hours of content)
80+ Recapitulation short videos (movement by movement)
Subscription-based plan ($40 per month).
* If this is your first time dancing forró, we recommend you to take the Online Course for Beginners before starting this course.
Repertoire of moves:
Variations (many different ways of executing and ornamenting all basic steps)
Basics (including 1-1, 2-2, front&back, back step, cross footwork, xique-xique, turns)
Understand forró rhythms and how to use them in your dance
Explore all steps from the repertoire of moves part of the class in relationship to the music
Style and Creativity
This is a list of the main themes explored in each class.
(Additional complementary topics are also discussed during class)
CLASS 01 - Introduction | Introduction
CLASS 02 - Balance, weight transfer e foot position | Music count VS dance count, use of arms introduction
CLASS 03 - The smallest unit - the evolution of steps (focus on side steps) | Understand transitions & Inverting strong beats
CLASS 04 - Front & Back variations | Simplify to be able to develop style and musicality
CLASS 05 - Backstep (open position) variations | Rhythms of forró
CLASS 06 - Cross footwork variations | Playing with the melody
CLASS 07 - Xaxado | Musical form, predicting transitions
CLASS 08 - Half turns (for close position) | Breaks
CLASS 09 - Front & Back variations (with walks and added steps) | Preparing transitions
CLASS 10 - Front & Back roots variations (with cross footwork) | The forró "claves" - Syncopated rhythms
CLASS 11 - Xique-xique basics | Rodão tips & tricks
CLASS 12 - Hold and fake continuations | Using repeated steps to invert beats / body angles
CLASS 13 - Cycle of simple turns in orbiting motion | Musical body: isolating movements
CLASS 14 - Hip movements | Musical hips / Connected body
CLASS 15 - Full tuns together (pião) | Silence/break VS Hold, Syncopated steps
CLASS 16 - Added beats ornaments to the fundamental movement | Preparing for breaks and re-starts
CLASS 17 - Xique-xique variations | Creating a focus on your movements
CLASS 18 - Inverted turns | Movements in counterpoint
CLASS 19 - Side turns | Playful posture / Playing with heights
CLASS 20 - Multiple steps and turns (5 and 7 steps turns) | Exploring the contrast
CLASS 21 - Repique | Practice and Q&A
CLASS 22 - Miudinho | Practice and Q&A
CLASS 23 - Final recap - basic step variations, walks and turns together | Final recap - musicality and style 1
CLASS 24 - Final recap - turns and the cycle of turns | Final recap - musicality and style 2
Repertoire of moves and technique
Musicality, style, creativity, and expression
MEET THE TEACHER
Rafael Piccolotto de Lima is an experienced forró dancer from Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil). He has been dancing for more than 14 years and was part of the Forró Brasil dance group between 2006 and 2007, held at Cooperativa Brasil, one of the most important forró venues in the state of São Paulo (in the 2000s).
Being a Latin Grammy-nominated composer, conductor, and doctor of musical arts, Rafael was also an instructor for special workshops about musicality and creativity in forró dance at Casa do Lago, UNICAMP (State University of Campinas), Brazil.
Rafael is one of the most active forró instructors in North America, teaching weekly in New York City and traveling to give special workshops. He was an instructor at the Forró Fest USA (2017, 2018 and 2019), 4th Boston Brazil Dance Festival (2017), an instructor at the NY Forró Fest (2018 and 2019), instructor and creator of the Forrobodó NY Festival (2018), an instructor at the Montreal Forró Fest (2019) and instructor and director of the Forró New York Weekend (2019).
Rafael is also one of the leading online forró instructors in North America with the creation of various online courses available here at Forró New York.
PLANS & PRICING
$40 per month - Complete course subscription - This grants you access to the complete library of weekly classes produced during March-August 2020. A total of more than 35 hours of videos.
Rafael Piccolotto de Lima wrote two blogs talking about this project, available both in English and Portuguese.
(see more on google)